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Guatemala sends over 3,000 Honduran migrants home from caravan

GUATEMALA CITY, Oct 3 (Reuters) – Guatemalan authorities sent more than 3,000 Honduran migrants back to their home country over the past few days, they said on Saturday, dissolving much of a caravan heading north and blaming Honduras for not doing more to block the migrants’ path.



a group of people in uniform: A Honduran migrant trying to reach the U.S. with his sons talks to Guatemalan soldiers blocking a road to stop migrants from reach the Mexico's border, in San Pedro Cadenas


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A Honduran migrant trying to reach the U.S. with his sons talks to Guatemalan soldiers blocking a road to stop migrants from reach the Mexico’s border, in San Pedro Cadenas


Thousands of caravan members had crossed into Guatemala from Honduras without authorization last Thursday, pushing past troops at the border as they sought to escape poverty exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic.

As many as 2,800 people crossed the border in the initial incident, according to Guatemala’s government.

Since then and on Saturday, 3,586 migrants had “opted to return,” the government said.

Vice Minister of Foreign Relations Eduardo Sanchez called on

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